Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Well Said: Did you grieve to hear of the afflictions he suffered?

"May I say," said Florence, " that you grieved to hear of the afflictions he has suffered?"

"Not," she replied, "if they have taught him that his daughter is very dear to him. He will not grieve for them himself, one day, if they have brought that lesson, Florence."
Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
I may never have seen a clearer or more succinct summary of the Mystery of the Cross.

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